Patti LaBelle, Gamble and Huff to receive 2016 Marian Anderson Award

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Kenneth Gamble, left, is joined by Patti Labelle and Leon Huff as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York Monday, March 10, 2008.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has announced this year's recipients of the Marian Anderson Award.

Patti LaBelle and Gamble & Huff will be honored, representing a first-time focus on Philadelphia's contribution to the popular music world.

The award is named after the famous Philadelphia opera singer, and recognizes artists for their humanitarian efforts.

Last year, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was honored.

This year's award ceremony will take place in November at the Kimmel Center.